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Re: Monarda didyma 'Fireball'

Message from Kathy C

In forum: Monarda 'Fireball'

Hi, Diane,
Monarda 'Fireball' is here on Shoot. If you take a look at its plant page, you'll get an idea of its form, potential diseases, and the ideal soil/aspect in which to plant. From personal experience, it forms a nice upright clump. Deadheading helps it perform longer and mildew can be a problem. To best establish it, make sure it is properly plantednin the correct location. If you are in the UK, make sure it is in the sunniest spot possible.
All the best,
Kathy C

  • Posted: Mon. 5th December 2011 23:25

Monarda didyma 'Fireball'

Question from Diane Greenwood

In forum: Monarda 'Fireball'

What would I, as a gardener, need to do to establish this plant?
Also, are there any places where this plant would not thrive and what structure would it provide to my garden?

Many thanks
Diane Greenwood

  • Posted: Mon. 5th December 2011 19:09

Monarda didyma

Question from Sandy Rawlins

In forum: Monarda didyma 'Croftway Pink'

My monarda didyma var 'Croftway Pink' has gone really leggy and seems to be shedding its leaves from the bottom up. It is new to my garden (planted last autumn) and is in a fairly shady border. I think it may have powdery mildew, or doesn't really like the shade. How do I treat this, can anybody help?

  • Posted: Fri. 3rd July 2009 23:12

Monarda didyma

Comment from Miriam Mesa-Villalba

In forum: Monarda didyma

The flowers are rich in nectar and attract bees and butterflies, hence one of the old country names for the plant: 'Bee balm'. Young leaves can be used for flavourings in salad and cooked dishes. The dried leaves can be used in pot pourri or tea.

  • Posted: Fri. 15th May 2009 18:15